India has chosen engines for fighter FGFA
The Air Force has selected engines for India's promising fighter FGFA, produced jointly with the Russian design bureau "Dry" based on the T-50 (PAK FA) . What kind of power plants is in question did not specify. We know only that the selected engines will be more powerful than the AL-41F1 ("Item 117"), which will be installed on the Russian T-50 in the first stage.
Presumably, we are talking about engines, known as "product 117C." These power plants will be mass-produced Su-35s, 48 of which the Russian Defense Ministry must receive until 2015. FGFA new power plants will be supplied by the Indian Air Force, as expected, with 2017-2018 year. Previously, the Defense Ministry of India announced that it intends to acquire up to 250 new combat aircraft.
Once the needs of the Indian Air Force in FGFA will be met, will begin delivery of the fighter in the world market. In August 2011 the President of the United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan said that the need for the world market for fighters such as T-50, including Russia, is estimated at 600 units - except for the Russian Air Force and India will export about 200 aircraft.
The contract for the joint development FGFA was signed by Russia and India in late 2010. The Indian version of the aircraft will be created based on the PAK FA, but it will be different from the last two-seater cockpit, engines and airborne equipment. Earlier it was reported that the first flight is scheduled for FGFA 2015. According to the Korean media, FGFA (according to other T-50) is a member of the Air Force tender for the supply of South Korea's combat aircraft.
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